For this year’s Greenbelt, we’re looking for a variety of new and different artists, speakers and experts to be part of our programme. Here are some basic guidelines to encourage those of who might not have considered applying to be part of our festival before.
I remember a few years in the late noughties when, although we kept coming to Greenbelt each August, our family didn’t actually go to any programming. For reasons which are for another blog, we’d had a few too many children too close together and, in short, we were held captive in the campsite by four, puppy-like boys who wouldn’t let us do what we wanted to do anymore.
There’s a showing of the documentary Greenbelt at 40 in Kings Heath in March, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Pip Piper.
As we open our Box Office for Greenbelt 2014: Travelling Light, we’re excited to be at the beginning of a new adventure in the life of the festival. Such a lot has changed since Greenbelt last took place on a greenfield site (at Deene Park way back in 1998). Events technology has moved on immeasurably over that time. And, besides those welcome advances, we are now well and truly a nation of festivalgoers!
We are pleased to announce our next clutch of lineup announcements for Greenbelt 2014: Travelling Light. Tickets for our first festival in our new home – Boughton House, near Kettering in Northamptonshire – will be available from our website Box Office from Friday 14 February.
There are two upcoming courses at Gladstone’s Library that might interest Greenbelters – including one featuring a speaker on our 2014 Ideas programme.
We’re today announcing the first handful of artists and activists who will be joining us on the bill for Greenbelt 2014: Travelling Light, at our new site Boughton House in Northamptonshire.